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Atkan Chatkan on Zee5: AR Rahman is out with his first musical movie

Music maestro AR Rahman is out with a new movie–which naturally is a musical. Here’s all you need to know about Atkan Chatkan, releasing on Zee5 on September 5.

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Atkan Chatkan Story –

In what appears to be a rags to riches story, Atkan Chatkan may have children as protagonists, but isn’t a kids’ movie. The musical has Guddu (Lydian Nadhaswaram) at its centre, a ragpicker who dreams of going to school and becoming a musician. His dreams are mocked and not taken seriously by the adults around him, however, it’s his young friends who motivate him to believe in himself and pursue his dream. When Guddu laments to a friend saying “mujhe toh musician ka m bhi nahi aata”, he gets a reply filled with childhood optimism, “balloon ko ‘baloon’ ka b aata hai? Phir bhi wo udna jaanta hai”.

The cast of Atkan Chatkan

Lydian Nadhaswaram is a protege of AR Rahman in real life, and won the American reality show ‘The World’s Best’ in 2019. Atkan Chatkan also stars Amitriyaan, Sachin Chaudhary, Yash Rane, Tamanna Dipak, Aayesha Vindhara. The film has been directed by Shiv Hare, and while AR Rahman is presenting it, the music has been composed by renowned Sivamani.

Watch the official trailer of this Zee5 movie here –

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The movie is all about not fearing your circumstances and believing in your dreams and talent. Which is what Guddu and his gang do when they form their own band. ‘Sapne umar nahi dekhte’, ‘sapne aukaat nahi dekhte’, are the messages the trailer put forward. Even before its release, it has been posed as a feel-good movie, as they ask you to come to watch a journey of dreams coming true.

All images: Courtesy Zee5